With over 45,000 species, spiders can be found in ecosystems worldwide. Ranging in size from tiny species like the Samoan moss spider, which measures only 0.011 inches long, to larger species like the Goliath birdeater, a tarantula with a leg span of around one foot.

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Spiders are not classified as insects, but as arachnids. Arachnids differ from insects in that they have eight legs instead of six, and their body is divided into two sections rather than three. If you’re dealing with a spider infestation, our specialists are here to help.

Wolf spider? Black widow? Brown recluse? Spiders are some of the most notorious intruders—and some of the pests that people most fear.

That’s probably for good reason: There’s a common refrain that a spider is no more than three feet away from a human at any given time. While that certainly depends on the environment a person is in, it is absolutely true that spiders are extremely common in homes and businesses throughout Chicago. 

Fortunately, most spiders are harmless and bites are rare. However, Illinois is home to more than 500 species of spiders—and some aren’t so friendly. Plus, most people don’t want spiders crawling around where they work or sleep. 

Even if spiders are some of our most unwelcome intruders, that doesn’t have to be the case. Pest Guru can get rid of your pesky spider problem today! Get a free estimate today! 

What spiders are common to Chicago?

Some of the more common spiders you’ll see include orb weave, woodlouse, yellow sac, cobweb, funnel web and cellar. 

Are spiders dangerous?

Spiders can be extremely dangerous. The black widow spider, which is found in Illinois in small numbers, has venom that can cause nervous system issues. 

However, the majority of spiders in Chicago—and the rest of the country—are not dangerous. Spiders tend to be shy and bite only when they feel threatened. 

What causes a spider problem?

We usually encounter spiders while they are hunting their food. Once they find an area with food, they tend to stick around. 

Fortunately, spiders tend to only be a problem when their population size grows considerably. However, certain spider species can be very dangerous to humans. If such species are around, such as a black widow or brown recluse, immediate professional pest removal is recommended. 

Worried about a potential spider threat? Call us and speak with a professional today to be certain! 

Where do I find spiders?

Spiders are attracted to properties with lots of insect activity. You’ll often find spiders and webs near light fixtures since that attracts insects that spiders hunt. 

Spiders find their way inside similar to other insects—through gaps in windows and doors, cracks in walls, and more. Once inside, they tend to live in dark, quiet areas: think in basements, closets, underneath furniture and more. 

How can Pest Guru solve my spider problem?

Like our other eco-friendly services, Pest Guru steps in first by doing a thorough inspection of the property. That includes looking for webs and droppings. We make sure to remove all signs of webs. 

For the spider program, we spray the inside of the house, including baseboards and where ceilings meet the walls. We apply this treatment for every room in the house. Our Pest Guru specialists will also spray the home’s outside perimeter. The liquid residual we use is a product the EPA labels low-risk, meaning it’s safe for kids, pets and all beings that are not insects. 

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How do I prevent this in the future?

  • Make sure woodpiles, trash and recycling stay far away from your house. 
  • Keep exterior lights off as much as possible to keep insects that spiders hunt away from your home. 
  • Regularly cleaning, especially in dark and quiet areas where spiders like to hide, can go a long way to reduce spider activity. 
  • And, in general, try to reduce the areas where spiders like to hide.

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Whether it's your business or home, pest control is always important. Fortunately, getting rid of pests has never been easier. With our expert technician, you can be free from all kinds of pests that may be hidden in your property. Get in touch today!

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